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Helpful Tips to Share with Family and Guests for an Enjoyable Holiday Weekend

Below are some friendly reminders to use as a guide while staying on Dewees during Memorial Day Weekend and the busy season ahead.   Be sure to share these tips with your friends, family members and guests who are visiting! We greatly appreciate your cooperation, and hope that you and your families have a fun and safe Holiday weekend. Check out our events calendar for upcoming activities on the island. 1. Safety …Read More

Newly Hatched Shorebirds & Huyler House Walk

Our nesting Wilson’s Plovers have been successful and the young are on the move!  When new hatchlings emerge from the eggs they cannot fly for around 21 days;  therefore they hide from predators near driftwood, plants and under wrack. Here’s how you can help protect the newly hatched shorebirds: – Be extra cautious near posted bird nesting areas (the chicks are running on the ground and therefore may not stay …Read More

Dewees Island Welcomes Public Safety Officer Lauren Cook

Dewees Island welcomes our newest POA staff member, Lauren Cook. Lauren is originally from Fairfax County, VA. She started out as a Fire Explorer for Fairfax County Fire Rescue in high school. She moved to Charleston to attend Charleston Southern University for Athletic Training, but ultimately went back to her passion and joined C&B Volunteer Fire Department in Ladson, SC. She completed all the required fire academy classes at C&B …Read More

It Is Sea Turtle Nesting Season!

We currently have two loggerhead nests; May 4th was CBCB and May 7th was Serendipity.  Folks are predicting it will be a big year for South Carolina.  If you would like to sign up for sea turtle patrol please click the following link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4CAAA929A02-dewees3 We also have nesting Wilson’s Plovers, a threatened shorebird nesting on the beach.  Be on the lookout near posted nesting areas as well as any open …Read More

Beach Breakfast with Summer Interns

Beach Breakfast with Summer Interns Friday, June 7th 8:30 – 9:00 am Ancient Dunes Gazebo It’s officially the first day of summer vacation in Charleston County. Let’s kick it off right with an oceanfront potluck (come anyway if you didn’t bring something). Meet the Conservancy & Hospitality interns, find out what’s happening on the turtle team & learn about our plastic free summer challenge. Stay for Intertidal Investigation at 9 …Read More

Message from the POA President – May 2, 2019

Dear fellow Deweesians, Your Board is charged with, and focused on, protecting this wonderful Island and community. We are actively trying to steer our way through these troubled waters and welcome all suggestions. Surgeons (and even mere Gastroenterologists like me) know that, when there is serious infection, like an abscess, it is essential to let the pus out. That seems to be happening on the island, with lots of comments …Read More